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Rifles built during the middle of the 18th Century were short, heavy, and appeared somewhat clumsy when compared to those built during the “Golden Age” of the Pennsylvania longrifle. As the 1750’s melted into the 1760’s, rifle builders began to pare down the profile of their rifles. Still bearing the nuances of their Germanic forefathers but continually showing the promise of their evolution into the slender piece of art so coveted today, these rifles are often referred to as, “Transitional.”

This rifle, stocked in curly maple with brass furniture, has wonderful accuracy and ease of aiming due to its cast-off of ΒΌ” and long sight plane, which is provided by the 42″ swamped barrel.

 

 

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